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Dean Toriumi

Meet Dean Toriumi, M.D.

Dean Toriumi, M.D.’s long career as an expert in functional and aesthetic rhinoplasty, both as a clinician and teacher has earned him national and international recognition from patients and peers alike. Now fully dedicated to his private practice, Dr. Toriumi’s focus is on providing long-term aesthetic and functional outcomes in all facial plastic procedures.


Board-certified in Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Toriumi has been named one of the world’s top five rhinoplasty surgeons by W Magazine, one of the Best Cosmetic Surgeons by Town and Country Magazine, one of the Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. and has been mentioned multiple times on Castle Connolly’s list of one of the Best Doctors in America, as well as by Chicago Magazine’s Top Doctors issue.


Physicians worldwide frequently refer their patients to Dr. Toriumi to manage complex nasal deformities including revision rhinoplasty. Dr Toriumi has received outstanding reviews from hundreds of patients over the years.  He also has delivered more than 700 lectures, demonstrations, and presentations to peers all over the world and has authored or coauthored more than 125 peer-reviewed papers and books. His latest book, Structure Rhinoplasty:  Lessons Learned in 30 Years, is a three-volume text on the “Toriumi Technique,” where Dr. Toriumi demonstrates how he has refined his approach to produce the best patient outcomes with minimal complications.


Dr. Toriumi is formerly a Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Head of the Division of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Director of Resident Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago.   A graduate of Knox College and Rush Medical College, he completed his residency training at Northwestern University Medical School as well as two fellowships, Tulane University Hospital and the University of Washington.

Dr. Toriumi featured in Chicago Magazine.

Dr. Toriumi has been featured in the January 2020 issue of the distinguished Chicago Magazine.

Nasal Tip Contouring: Anatomic Basis for Management.

An Article Written by Dr. Toriumi

Contouring the nasal tip can be quite complex due to the multitude of techniques that are available to the rhinoplasty surgeon. In an effort to simplify the exercise, I provide a reasonable way to think through the process of choosing a technique and emphasize some of the technical pearls in execution.

Evolution of a Rhinoplasty Master: An Interview with Dean Toriumi, MD.

Interview by John S. Rhee Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Dean Toriumi: My motivation for this article was primarily to try to help rhinoplasty surgeons navigate through the various rhinoplasty techniques that are available to them today. It is very confusing to surgeons who are investigating new techniques and philosophies. In this article, I really tried to provide some clarity on the goals of tip surgery and principles of management.


Structure Rhinoplasty: Lessons Learned in 30 Years.

A Book Written by Dr. Toriumi

This three-volume book is based on 30 years of experience with Structure Rhinoplasty chronicling changes made in the technique based on favorable and unfavorable outcomes. This book is not meant to be a comprehensive rhinoplasty text but actually is a running commentary on how I have dealt with undesirable outcomes and how I have taken the initiative to change my technique to improve my outcomes. Rhinoplasty has been a life-long passion of mine and this collection of observations provides insight into how I came to my present techniques and philosophy for performing rhinoplasty.


Anti-inflammatory Diet in the Era of Covid-19.

A Book Written by Dr. Toriumi

Dr. Toriumi’s book, “Anti-Inflammatory Diet in the Era of COVID-19”, gives you the secrets to a healthy body that resists infection of all kinds, and especially COVID-19. In the book, Dr. Toriumi presents a thorough explanation of inflammation in our bodies, and how that inflammation can lead to disease and compromise your immune system.

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